Lori L. Cherup, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

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Dr. Cherup's Blog


Vectra 3D imaging system

The Vectra 3D breast  imaging system, developed by Canfield Imaging , has transformed my breast implant and augmentation consultations. The Vectra 3D imaging system is located in my Pittsburgh offices, which are part of the Radiance Surgical Center. The first step in the breast implant augmentation consultation is always a conversation with the patient about her… Continue Reading →


Exercising After Breast Augmentation

I was the worst patient after my first breast augmentation. I really wanted to get back to exercising after my breast augmentation and didn’t follow the instruction on how much exercising I should do following the surgery. Maybe that is why I got such BAD capsular contracture after the first round and NO issues after… Continue Reading →


The Doctor is Sick but her Patients will not Suffer

A lot of people have asked me why I haven’t been able to blog about anything lately. That is because my personal problems far outweighed my patient-generated ones. My father was a family physician and my original inspiration for going into medicine. He developed dementia over the past 3 years and his slow decline necessitated… Continue Reading →


Rescheduling aesthetic surgery

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery is something that we would all like to avoid. I have had to institute a number of actions to protect the interest of the patient and the plastic surgeon’s. First, we like to make it hard to schedule surgery flippantly and hard to cancel/reschedule aesthetic surgery. This attitude reflects my desire to… Continue Reading →


Tuberous Breasts

It’s kind of sad when you have breasts that just don’t compliment your body. It’s even sadder when your breasts do not have an optimal shape, and in fact are actually tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts refers to a breast shape that is developmentally abnormal, but not infrequent. The breast tissue is not present all over the… Continue Reading →


Cancelled Plastic Surgery

Cancelled plastic surgery is something that we all try to avoid. When we have to cancel plastic surgery for patients, or when they cancel, it is always a disappointment for both sides. I really gear up for the surgeries that I have each day. I prepare and consciously and unconsciously think about them, just like an… Continue Reading →


Swelling after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery

Lower abdominal swelling after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery occurs in every patient – the degree to which it is observable or becomes a problem varies greatly. A basic principal is  the fatter or thicker your tummy skin prior to the surgery – the higher the likelihood you will get prolonged abdominal swelling. When a horizontal incision… Continue Reading →


Labiaplasty by Dr. Cherup: Part I

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), which are the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva.  Labiaplasty is performed by me, Dr. Lori Cherup, on a regular basis at our Radiance Surgical Center, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Patients present to a plastic surgeon who offers labiaplasty surgery because they often feel that… Continue Reading →


Labiaplasty Surgery by Dr. Cherup: Part II

What is Labiaplasty Surgery? In general, labiaplasty surgery involves the female perineum, which includes the vulva (labia majora and minora, and clitoris), perineal body (muscle between the vagina and anus), the vagina, and the anus. This anatomy  should look “normal” to a woman. Enlargement or stretching of any of these tissues can lead to sexual… Continue Reading →


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Dr. Cherup is the medical director for Invisible Ink
Laser Tattoo Removal

Unlike older lasers which deliver heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue, the newly FDA approved PicoSure laser uses PressureWave Technology to shatter the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. The result is clearer skin after fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin. It also allows for the removal of stubborn blue and green inks as well as previously-treated, difficult tattoos.

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Testimonial 1"I have had both tummy tuck and a back lift surgeries at Radiance. The outomces far surpassed even the most imaginative dreams. I couldn't be more thrilled!...

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Testimonial 1"I love the staff and Dr. Cherup. I would never go anywhere else. The only issue that I had was I wrote the check for my upcoming procedure and asked if it was possible...

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